Groups are available for women, children and youth who have been impacted by family violence.

Women's Support Groups

Support groups are offered throughout the year and focus on a variety of topics. For more information on current groups we are offering, please call (403) 529-1091 or email

Youth Support Group

The Youth Support Group for ages 13 - 18 years focuses on the many issues and concerns that our youth face on a daily basis. The goal of this program is to have fun, develop social skills, and increase self-esteem. Participants also have the opportunity to talk in confidence in a group setting or one-on-one with trained staff.

  • Group topics include
  • Family and Dating Violence
  • Communication
  • Self-Esteem
  • Safety
  • Boundaries
  • Transition
  • Building Healthy Relationships

The Youth Group meets weekly and activities take place at various locations in the community.

Children's Support Group

The Medicine Hat Women's Shelter Society offers a support group aimed at children aged 5-12 years who have been exposed to family violence. Through the use of crafts, games, videos, activities, and group discussion children learn that it is okay to talk about the violence, that they are not alone, and explore ways they can stay safe.

For more information about support groups call 403-529-1091.